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Customize Your Designs In New Ways

Hello, my Silhouette friends! Today I want to show you a terrific new feature that became available with Silhouette Studio® version 4. It’s called Object on Path, and it’s pretty cool. Now you can take any shape on your page and drag it to another shape, and it will follow the curves and contours of that shape you’ve selected as your path! It’s similar to Text to Path, but it works with shapes instead of text. For this project, we’ll add leaves to a circular path and add the finished design to a mirror candle base. Supplies Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette…

Bingo Dates Tutorial

Do you guys know when the “Honeymoon Stage” is over? Well, they say it only lasts one year after marriage. But you know what? We will beat those odds with this adorable Bingo Date Tutorial that I’m going to show you. I, myself have been married for 6 years now so this project was really fun to make because you can customize it however you want. Materials Needed: Silhouette CAMEO® Silhouette Sticker Paper Silhouette Chipboard Printer Small Container Step One: Making Bingo Card Open Silhouette Studio® and create a paper size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) layout. I chose this divider…

Wedding Announcement Designed in Silhouette Studio®

A lot of people don’t realize how much you can do in Silhouette Studio®. It’s a powerful program that can do more than just send your cut files to you Silhouette machine. For example, did you know that you can design your own Print & Cut projects? Today I’ll show you how I designed this wedding announcement, which was a piece of cake with designs from the Silhouette Design Store and the capabilities of Silhouette Studio®. Choose your basic layout I’m a big fan of AngieMakes and used her designs for this announcement. I chose one corner of the “hand painted floral cross (Design…

10 Things You Need To Know About The New Silhouette Handbook [Free Sample Included]

Silhouette has released its landmark publication, the Silhouette Handbook. We at Silhouette have worked hard to bring you a comprehensive guide for all-things Silhouette. Click here for more information. Here are 10 things that you need to know about the newest (and most anticipated) addition to the Silhouette family of products. 1. The Silhouette Handbook is different from a manual When you think manual, you probably think about an info booklet that comes in the box or that is available online for free. But the Silhouette Handbook isn’t a manual, it’s a compilation of all of the information currently available…

Big News—Silhouette Studio® V4.0 Is Released!

We are very proud to announce the release of Silhouette Studio® Version 4.0. While it did take countless hours of Beta testing to get to this point, the extra wait was worth it! Let’s take a look under the hood and see what makes this major update to Silhouette Studio® so special! New Look and Feel Silhouette Studio® has gotten a face-lift! Below are some of the highlights of the new interface. New theme options, including a darker theme to prevent eye strain Better multitasking, with detachable, floating panels Easier navigation panel for sending projects to your Silhouette Dynamic top…

Plan A Bridal Shower With The Help Of The Mint

If you’ve ever thrown a bridal shower you know how much fun, yet stressful it can be. Let’s see if this roundup of ideas using the Silhouette Mint™ can help simplify it for you. This nifty, little personal customized stamp maker can cut some serious corners when planning a gathering. Stamped Wrapping Paper Everyone likes to make gifts special, from the gift selection itself to the presentation. I wouldn’t even want to disturb the paper on this beautifully wrapped gift! With eighteen different Mint Ink colors to choose from, your custom-made stamp can be any color(s) you want so you…

Surprise Your Guests With This Gender Reveal Project

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE watching gender-reveal videos and announcements—even random people’s announcements online. They are just so fun and creative to watch. When I had my daughter, my husband and I chose to do a cake gender reveal that had the color of the gender inside! It was pink. And now my daughter is almost two, and boy does time sure fly. Today I am going to show you how to make the cutest gender reveal scratch-off sticker cards with Silhouette’s printable scratch-off sticker sheets. Step One: Create Your Design I chose to make a cute…

Create A Quiet Book With Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas

In the Specialty Media section of the Silhouette website, there is a plethora of products that you might not have realized exist. You should really check it out if you haven’t! One of those types of Specialty Media is Printable Cotton Canvas, and today I’m going to show you a little project that I’m currently using it on. A few things about Printable Cotton Canvas first: Each pack contains eight white, letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) sheets. It’s printable, of course! You can load it right into your home printer and print like normal. You can cut it on…

Hand-Painted Planters Using Silhouette Stencil Material

Friends! Spring has sprung and it has got me wanting to be surrounded by beautiful botanicals, both indoors and out. So, here I am with a fairly fast and inexpensive way to add a little personal touch to the plants you keep around your place and the vessels that hold them. Let me be clear, I have no idea how to repot a plant, so this plant is literally sitting in its original potter, inside the painted pot. Whatever. This is why I’m in charge of the pretty pot part, people! We all have our strengths.   For this project, you’ll need a few things: A Silhouette…

Modern Geometric Planters With Silhouette ModelMaker™

Hi crafty friends! Silhouette ModelMaker™ is Silhouette’s newest software that was released last month! It is an amazing software that is used to teach students about design, math, architecture, and so much more. It is also a fun software for crafty folks like you (and me!) to create unique and modern geometric projects. Today I am going to show you how to make a super simple and modern mini planter to add a pop of color and design to your home. Things you will need: Silhouette ModelMaker™ software Silhouette CAMEO® machine Cardstock Glue Step One: Designing Your Shape In The Silhouette ModelMaker™…

Geometric Home Decor with Silhouette ModelMaker™

Hey guys, I am so excited about this post because I got to try something new, something cool, something completely outside my crafting box. That something is the new Silhouette ModelMaker™ software. Eek! Can you believe it? You can finally design your own 3D model. Now, I just want to remind you that I am not an expert on this software (yet). But I do want to tell you what I have liked about it so far and show you the cute spring geometric garland I made for my home using ModelMaker. My fellow design team member Kelly Wayment really gives you…

DIY Doll Furniture with Silhouette ModelMaker™

Are you ready to design your own 3D shapes for your personal paper crafting? You totally can with the new Silhouette ModelMaker I’m not a big fan of reading directions, so I dove right in to explore the basic features on my own. Within minutes I made a loveseat for my daughter’s peg dolls.* If you’re a rule-follower, you can check out the official manual. The first thing to note with the Silhouette ModelMaker is an easy-to-use toolbar for easy access to the standard 3D shapes you can create. They’re all listed in the left-hand menu. FAVORITE FEATURE: If you…